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M1 motorway near Sheffield closed after major crash

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  • November 9, 2012
Part of the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire is closed after a crash involving a lorry and several cars. The vehicles collided on the southbound carriageway between junction 31 for the A57 to Sheffield and junction 30, police said. One of the cars caug...

Sunlight on mirror causes fire in Chalfont St Peter

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  • November 9, 2012
Sunlight reflecting off a mirror caused a fire which damaged a house in Buckinghamshire. The fire service has urged "extra care" with mirrors after the blaze in Chalfont St Peter on Thursday. A mirror on a chest of drawers concentrated the sun's rays...

Fire at Alpha Hospital in Bury

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  • November 9, 2012
A fire has destroyed the roof and damaged two wings of a private hospital in Bury. The blaze, believed to have been started deliberately, erupted at the Alpha Hospital on Buller Street in Elton at about 16:20 GMT on Thursday. A spokesperson for the h...

Quinn Group premises in arson attack in Derrylin, Fermanagh

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  • November 9, 2012
There has been an arson attack at Quinn Group premises in Derrylin, County Fermanagh. Some time between 18:00 GMT and 19:00 GMT on Thursday, an electrical substation on a windfarm on the Ballyconnell Road, was set alight. No one was injured during th...

Canada explosion and fire: Two killed at Quebec plant

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  • November 9, 2012
Two people have been killed and 19 injured by an explosion and fire at a health products plant in Quebec, Canada. The blast in Sherbrooke could be heard for miles around. It led to a fire that produced plumes of thick, black smoke. Environment Quebec...

Surrey to provide Horley fire coverage

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  • November 9, 2012
A fire station currently run by the West Sussex fire service (WSFRS), which has to save £2.5m from its budget next year, is to be taken over by Surrey. The future of Horley fire station had been uncertain after WSFRS said its engine and crew would m...

Blast prevented in van containing acetylene cylinders

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  • November 9, 2012
Buildings were evacuated and an exclusion zone set up in North Lanarkshire over fears that a van containing chemicals may explode. The van, which was carrying acetylene cylinders, caught fire on Forest Road, Cumbernauld, just before 12:00. Firefighte...

Office fire in Kingston prompts evacuation of 150 people

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  • November 9, 2012
About 150 people have been moved to safety after a fire broke out in an office building in south-west London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said they were called to the building in Fife Road, Kingston, just after 13:00 GMT. Forty firefighters from eight ...

Harlow fire deaths: Shakoor family burgled before blaze

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  • November 9, 2012
Police say a house in which a mother and her five children died in a fire had been burgled on the same night. Dr Sabah Usmani, her sons Sohaib, 11, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 12, died on 15 October in Harlow. A third son, Muneeb, nine, and d...

Man rescued from garage fire in Dalkeith

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  • November 9, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after he was rescued from a fire in a car salvage yard in Midlothian. The fire started at 10:00 at Transport Services on Old Dalkeith Road in Dalkeith. Firefighters have been tackling t...

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